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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:46 PM

California moves to consider reparations for slavery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by police.

The state Senate supported creating the nine-member commission on a bipartisan 33-3 vote Saturday. The measure returns to the Assembly for a final vote before lawmakers adjourn for the year on Monday, though Assembly members overwhelmingly already approved an earlier version of the bill.

“Let's be clear: Chattel slavery, both in California and across our nation, birthed a legacy of racial harm and inequity that continues to impact the conditions of Black life in California,” said Democratic Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles.

She cited disproportionate homelessness, unemployment, involvement in the criminal justice system, lower academic performance and higher health risks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/california-moves-to-consider-reparations-for-slavery/article_66362bd2-edee-58c2-9005-ba2e4ac0b7eb.html

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:55 PM

1. I don't know if we can go that far back.

But I DO support reparations for Jim Crow lynching and property theft/destruction.

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:15 PM

2. I definitely support this. I want to see more of this.

Good job, California legislature.

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